Emergency medical technician Sherri Strickland-Broadway checks a piece of equipment at the Johnston County EMS station on South Robertson Street in Clayton.
Emergency medical technician Sherri Strickland-Broadway checks a piece of equipment at the Johnston County EMS station on South Robertson Street in Clayton. ndunn@newsobserver.com
Emergency medical technician Sherri Strickland-Broadway checks a piece of equipment at the Johnston County EMS station on South Robertson Street in Clayton. ndunn@newsobserver.com

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